In this post yesterday by Blizzard they state they don’t think server mergers would work in Classic because
and the reason for this is simple; we don’t like the idea of someone losing their unique name on a realm, and this is doubly true for classic where your identity in the community is a major aspect of the game.
What Blizzard doesn’t understand is that the damage to peoples names has already been done. What do you think happens when a Horde player transfers his original Classic character to Faerlina or an Alliance player does the same to Benediction? The answer is they lose their original name. Unless you have a super unique made up name the chances are the forced transfer to these mega servers to keep your guild alive is going to come at a cost of losing your original Classic names.
Maybe since we’re not “technically forced” they aren’t responsible but if they did a merger it would literally be “forced” and then people can whine at them for it. IMO this is a ridiculous stance to not do server merging. If anything you could even merge them to a new server with a name save date similar to the launch of Classic that way its completely fair for all involved.
Nonetheless this take was just outrageous to me and hopefully others caught the irony in it